Issue of September 8, 2019
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La Trinidad gov’t to go after violators of traffic light rules
by Ofelia C. Empian

The capital town of La Trinidad, Benguet is studying an ordinance that seeks to penalize those who do not follow directions of traffic signal lights.

The proposed ordinance, currently on second reading, seeks to give citation tickets to any motorist that go against the flow of traffic signal lights,  which contributes to the traffic woes strongly felt within the central business district.

“In the absence of an ordinance, a violator cannot be apprehended, so we need to have an ordinance for legal basis,” said Councilor Francis Lee, one of the authors of the proposal. 

As of the moment, the municipality has one traffic light installed at the intersection at Km. 5 market area and Pico Road.

“In instances where the electronically assisted traffic control signals is inoperative or ineffective due to unusual traffic situations, technical operational problems or power interruptions, the manual signs made by authorized traffic enforcers shall be observed,” a portion of the proposed ordinance states.

Proposed penalties are P1,500 on first offense; P2,000 on second offense; and P2,500 on third and succeeding offenses.

A citation ticket would also be issued.

Lee said the operation of the traffic light is with the La Trinidad Municipal Police Station Traffic Management, which was authorized by the Traffic Management Board of the town.

Also in the ordinance, the TMB is tasked to identify areas where to install additional traffic lights; to monitor and evaluate the operation of the traffic light; and to recommend for the temporary suspension of operation for maintenance and other important reasons, among others.

Lee said the local government unit earlier planned to put up traffic lights at the Km. 6 intersection below the Capitol as well as at Km. 4 but the plan remains in the drawing board due to lack of funds.

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